Post # 1
I’ve been googling body shape calculators and I’m getting all these random answers, all from hourglass to pear to banana to inverted triangle shape. So confused. These are my dimensions:
Bust: 28 in
Waist: 23 in
Hips: 31 in
And my shoulders are very broad (like 34-35 in?). I’m also very thin.
And what kind of style would look best on my body type?
I went into a dress store today (not a wedding dress store), and apparently I look good in a mermaid which I’m very surprised considering my bust and hips, even though bigger than my waist, are very small. And the style where the dress just goes straight down from the waist (forgot what that’s called), looks very bad on me, and hides my hips and really pronounces my shoulders. Need something that makes my hips look bigger than they are to offset my broad shoulders, to balance my bottom half with my top half.
(And considering my grandma is making my wedding dress, not too sure if I can go into bridal stores and just try dresses on to see. Tried to go into one today, and they wouldn’t let me just try dresses on.)
Post # 3
@raziel1687: To me sounds like you’re an hourglass. But im not completely forsure. I would make appointments in stores but don’t let them know that you’re not interested in buying a dress. Just at the end of it, say you didn’t find anything that you REALLY loved or couldn’t make a decision.
Post # 4
@raziel1687: You need to make an appointment and NOT tell them you’re getting the dress custom made by your grandmother. Tell them you’re looking at dresses and you’re not sure what your budget is or what you’d like to buy.
I would consider you an hourglass shape bc your bust and hips are so close in size.
And I personally find that mermaids make your hips look bigger, so it would be flattering on someone who is relatively smaller.
A-Line is universally flattering and I think even more flattering is the drop-waisted A-Line.
By The Way, I think it’s super cool your gma is making your dress! How special!
Post # 5
maybe something like this may suit you?
Post # 6
Your shoulders are probably what’s making it confusing for the various calculators. If you include your shoulders, you’re an inverted triangle, If you don’t. you’re a pear (completely opposite).
As you said, the main thing you need would be some kind of width at the bottom to balance out your shoulders. As you have a tiny waist compared to your hips and bust, I’m pretty sure a dropped waist rather than a natural waist would show that off more, but you could wear a natural waist as well.
(TBH, the only people I think suit empire lines, especially flowy ones, are tall skinny girls with no curves at all.)
As for the rest, it will depend on how tall you are. If you are under say 5 foot 4, you probably want to avoid really poofy or dramatic skirts as they may make you look shorter. If you are taller, you can get away with more.
Post # 7
@TanTan07: That’s a pretty one.
Post # 8
@raziel1687: yes I saw this dress doing a google search & thought this suits your description . It surley does help trying on a dress even though your grandma is making it for you Its gives you a chance to expolore your shape & try on what may suit you – remember colours need to be explored too as you have to take into consideration your completion , if you suit white , ivory, light gold champagne ?! Good luck – you will find your perfect dress 🙂
Post # 9
@clairebbbear: I’m like 5’5″. Yeah, the empire waist is what is was called that I tried on also, look really bad on me. Yeah this girl here looks like she has broad shoulders, and this is with a natural waist:
with a dropped waist:
Yeah I think I like the dropped waist better cuz it will show the little curves I do have.
Post # 10
@raziel1687: You have quite a lot of difference between your hips and waist. That counts as curves to me!
I still think you should try on some dresses in a store though. I’m having my dress made from scratch, and that’s what I did, to be sure I was choosing the right thing. (I did tell the store that if I found something I really liked I would buy it, which was sort of true.)
Post # 11
Thanks for the advice everybody! I really liked the mermaid on me, but even though I have some hips for a skinny girl, I don’t have a butt!!!! (At least not yet, I’ve been trying to do squats lately) So maybe the dropped waist A-line style would be better? But I’ll see if I can’t get an appointment with a bridal boutique later just to be sure. 🙂